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Ethnic Studies

University of California, San Diego

48 months
44487 USD/year
44487 USD/year
14733 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Ethnic Studies at University of California, San Diego is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on fundamental theoretical and political questions regarding the social construction of categories of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and nation. 


The department’s innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational, relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts. 

Key Features 

  • The department’s areas of focus include aesthetics, performance, and cultural production; materialist approaches to labor, value, and consumption; science and technology; and (settler) colonialism, migration, and movement.
  • With outstanding teachers and excellently trained teaching assistants, undergraduates in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego have a valuable opportunity to engage in a lively and supportive academic environment. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Land and Labor
  • Circulations of Difference 
  • Making Culture
  • Theoretical Approaches
  • Interdisciplinary Methodologies
  • Social Justice Praxis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Common Application, including USD Member Questions
    • Official high school transcript
    • Essay
    • Academic Letter of Recommendation
    • Application fee of $55

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44487 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    44487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44487 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14733 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14733 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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